In pursuit of truth: A critical examination of meta-analyses of cognitive behavior therapy

@article{Wampold2017InPO,
  title={In pursuit of truth: A critical examination of meta-analyses of cognitive behavior therapy},
  author={Bruce E. Wampold and Christoph Fl{\"u}ckiger and A C Del Re and Noah E Yulish and Nickolas D. Frost and Brian T. Pace and Simon B. Goldberg and Scott D. Miller and Timothy P. Baardseth and Kevin M. Laska and Mark Hilsenroth},
  journal={Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={14 - 32}
}
Abstract Objective: Three recent meta-analyses have made the claim, albeit with some caveats, that cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) are superior to other psychotherapies, in general or for specific disorders (e.g., social phobia). Method: The purpose of the present article was to examine four issues in meta-analysis that mitigate claims of CBT superiority: (a) effect size, power, and statistical significance, (b) focusing on disorder-specific symptom measures and ignoring other important… 
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